Without taking sides, and with an eye toward quieting the critics, American Idol producers have released a statement in regard to this week's simmering Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey feud.
"This is one of the best, most passionate, dynamic and invested judging panels we've ever had," the producers said in response to Minaj going off on Carey during a taping in Charlotte.
"We love and support all of the judges and the fantastic work they are doing, and we can't imagine a better group to find the next American Idol."
If reports are true, Carey and Minaj don't agree.
The former alleges that the latter threatened her life and has supposedly hired extra security in response.
Claiming a lot of the chatter going around is "inaccurate," Idol executives added:
"Production is going extremely well today and the judges are focused on finding the best talent here in Baton Rouge."